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China welcomes U.S. saying it's open to talks on North Korea

Reuters - 2017-04-27 10:49
BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Thursday welcomed an apparently softer tone by the United States on the North Korean nuclear and missile crisis but stressed its opposition to a U.S. missile defense system being deployed in South Korea. ...

North Korea conducts live-fire drill as US submarine arrives in region

Waar Media - 2017-04-25 17:36
WAAR-DUHOK: As US, Japanese and South Korean warships carried out joint exercises, Pyongyang marked a national anniversary with an artillery drill. The saber-rattling coincided with a flurry of diplomatic activity in Tokyo. North Korea conducted a large- ...

U.S. considers restoring Pyongyang to terror sponsor list: Tillerson

Reuters - 2017-04-19 23:12
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States is looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear program, including whether Pyongyang should have been removed from a U.S. list of stat ...

China's man on North Korea crisis cools heels in Beijing

Reuters - 2017-04-18 08:40
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - The travels and travails of China’s veteran point man on North Korea underscore China’s growing frustration in its efforts to broker a negotiated solution to rising tensions between North Korea and the United States. ...

North Korean murder suspects wear bullet-proof vests to court

Reuters - 2017-04-13 04:44
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader made their second court appearance on Thursday wearing bullet-proof vests, but the hearing into the Kuala Lumpur airport assassination was postponed u ...

Tillerson: Syria strike a message to others, including North Korea

Reuters - 2017-04-10 04:43
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military strikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons are a warning to other nations, including North Korea, that "a response is likely" if they pose a danger, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sun ...

North Korea calls U.S. strikes on Syria 'unforgivable': report

Reuters - 2017-04-08 15:51
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Friday were "an unforgivable act of aggression" that showed its decision to develop nuclear weapons was "the right choice a million times over." ...

Trade, North Korea pose challenges as Trump prepares to meet China's Xi

Reuters - 2017-04-06 12:44
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump holds his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday facing pressure to deliver trade concessions for some of his most fervent supporters and prevent a crisis with North Korea from spiral ...

Malaysia mistook slain Kim Jong Nam for South Korean

Reuters - 2017-03-30 10:33
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities wrongly identified the slain half-brother of North Korea's leader as a South Korean national and first alerted Seoul's embassy in Kuala Lumpur soon after his death, sources familiar with the incident told Reu ...

U.S. Issues Sanctions for Aid to Iran, North Korea, Syria

WSJ - 2017-03-25 04:20
The U.S. sanctioned 30 individuals and entities from 10 countries, many of them Chinese and Russian, for transferring sensitive missile technology to Iran and flouting export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said Friday. ...

Tillerson puts military action ‘on the table’ over North Korea

Rojikurd - 2017-03-18 00:00
US military action against nuclear-armed Pyongyang is an “option on the table,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said after visiting the Demilitarised Zone dividing the two Koreas. Diplomacy has failed, he warned. The US’ “strategic patience” with nuclear ...

U.S. policy of 'strategic patience' with North Korea over: Tillerson

Reuters - 2017-03-17 11:37
SEOUL (Reuters) - A U.S. policy of strategic patience with North Korea has ended, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in South Korea on Friday, adding that military action would be "on the table" if North Korea elevated the threat level. ...

U.S. deploys attack drones to South Korea amid tension with North

Reuters - 2017-03-13 10:54
SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States has started to deploy attack drones to South Korea, a U.S. military spokesman said on Monday, days after it began to deploy an advanced anti-missile system to counter "continued provocative actions" by isolated North Ko ...

Malaysia PM Najib calls for unity amid North Korea row

Reuters - 2017-03-10 08:13
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak called for unity on Friday as he tried to bring home nine Malaysians stuck in North Korea amid a growing row over the murder of Kim Jong Nam, while warning Pyongyang not to abuse Malaysia's "ho ...

North Korea lets two Malaysians leave, talks on to lift travel ban

Reuters - 2017-03-09 11:17
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia will not cut diplomatic ties with North Korea while pursuing its investigation of the Kuala Lumpur airport murder, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Thursday, as North Korea let two Malaysian U.N. employees to leave desp ...

Malaysia warns of long North Korea inquiry, China says no action yet

Reuters - 2017-03-08 22:46
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Malaysia has warned that an investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader's half brother "may take longer than what we hope," as Pyongyang ally China said on Wednesday that no international action should be considered ...

Video emerges of man claiming to be murdered North Korean's son

Reuters - 2017-03-08 15:57
SEOUL (Reuters) - A man claiming to be the son of the slain, estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader said he was lying low with his mother and sister, in a video posted online by a group that said it helped rescue them following the murder a month ...

Najib softens line in bid to get Malaysians out of North Korea

Reuters - 2017-03-08 07:11
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak struck a softer tone with North Korea on Wednesday, a day after accusing it of treating Malaysians as "hostages" amid a diplomatic meltdown over the murder of the estranged half-brother of the ...

North Korea bars Malaysians from leaving as murder row boils

Reuters - 2017-03-07 06:25
KUALA LUMPUR/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea barred Malaysians from leaving the country on Tuesday, prompting Malaysia to take tit-for-tat action, as police in Kuala Lumpur sought to question up to three men hiding in the North Korean embassy over the murde ...

North Korea says temporarily bans Malaysians from leaving the country

Reuters - 2017-03-07 04:10
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it has temporarily banned Malaysians from leaving the country to ensure the safety of its diplomats and citizens in Malaysia amid an escalating row over the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half-br ...

North Korea leader Kim supervised missile tests: KCNA

Reuters - 2017-03-07 00:19
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised the test launches of four missiles by an army unit commissioned with attacking U.S. military bases in Japan, the country's official news agency reported on Tuesday, stepping up threats against W ...

North Korea fires 4 missiles into waters off Japan

Waar Media - 2017-03-06 12:47
WAAR-DUHOK: North Korea has fired four ballistic missiles, three of which have landed as close as 190 miles to the Japanese coast, the latest in a series of provocative tests by the reclusive state. “Multiple ballistic missiles” were launched from the To ...

Malaysian PM chides North Korea as 'rude' envoy sent packing

Reuters - 2017-03-06 07:31
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak rebuked North Korea on Monday as his government prepared to kick out its envoy following his disrespectful comments over the investigation into the murder of the North Korean leader's estrange ...

Macau legislators at China's parliament ask Kim Jong Who?

Reuters - 2017-03-05 12:28
BEIJING (Reuters) - The killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader who had been living in the Chinese territory of Macau may be top news around the world, but for some Macanese legislators at China's parliament it's more a case of Kim J ...

South Korea suggests North's suspension from UN over airport killing

Reuters - 2017-02-28 13:59
GENEVA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - South Korea called for "collective measures" to punish North Korea for using chemical weapons to kill the estranged half-brother of its leader Kim Jong Un, as Malaysia said on Tuesday it would charge two women with murder o ...

Malaysia to charge women for airport murder of North Korean

Reuters - 2017-02-28 07:24
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian prosecutors will charge two women - an Indonesian and a Vietnamese - with murder over their alleged involvement in the killing of the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, the Southeast Asian country's attorney ...

China denies increasing troops on North Korean border

Reuters - 2017-02-23 11:02
BEIJING (Reuters) - China denied on Thursday that it had increased its troop presence on the border with North Korea after the murder of the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia. ...

Malaysia summons North Korean ambassador, recalls envoy from Pyongyang

Reuters - 2017-02-20 04:28
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's foreign ministry summoned North Korea's ambassador on Monday over allegations he had made over the Southeast Asian country's handling of the investigation into the murder in Kuala Lumpur of North Korean leader Kim Jong ...

Kim Jong Un's murdered half brother lived quiet, open life in Macau

Reuters - 2017-02-16 12:21
MACAU (Reuters) - Before he was killed in Malaysia, Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader, lived quietly in the Asian gambling hub of Macau, avoiding controversy and seemingly relaxed about personal safety, according to sources ...

Kim Jong Un’s half-brother killed by two women, South Korea says

Waar Media - 2017-02-15 12:01
WAAR-DUHOK: Two Asian women are suspected of murdering the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia Monday, South Korea’s intelligence committee said Wednesday. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy on the body of Kim Jo ...

UN Security Council condemns North Korea missile launch

Waar Media - 2017-02-14 13:59
WAAR-DUHOK: United Nations Security Council on Monday “strongly condemned” North Korea’s recent ballistic missile launches, calling them a “grave violation” of the isolated island nation’s international obligations. “The members of the Security Council d ...

North Korea sacks head of secret police amid signs of 'crack in elite'

Reuters - 2017-02-03 09:44
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has dismissed its minister of state security, a key aide to the reclusive state's young leader, Kim Jong Un, South Korea said on Friday, in what a high-profile defector said would be another sign of a "crack in the elite" in ...

North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: KCNA

Reuters - 2017-01-08 14:41
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Sunday it can test launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying the United States' hostile policy is to blame for its arms development. ...

Trump recognizes 'urgency' of North Korea nuclear threat: South Korea

Reuters - 2017-01-04 00:35
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's "clear warning" to North Korea shows he is aware of the urgency of the threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program and will not waver from a policy of sanctions against the isolated countr ...
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